Tropical cyclone databases

Download the Bureau's database of past tropical cyclone tracks and read and download the tropcial cyclone reanalysis project data.

Australian Tropical Cyclone Database

Details of all tropical cyclones that are known to have occurred are contained in a database maintained by the Bureau of Meteorology. After a tropical cyclone has occurred, tropical cyclone meteorologists reanalyse the cyclone data and compile what is known as the 'best track' and a report.

Database of past tropical cyclone tracks (Last updated on 2020-10-21)
Database specification document

Objective Tropical Cyclone Reanalysis – Joint Industry Project 2018

in 2018 the Bureau of Meteorology undertook an objective reanalysis of tropical cyclones in the Australian region, supported by National Energy Resources Australia (NERA) and partners from the oil and gas industry. The reanalysis database and report are available via the links below.

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Objective Tropical Cyclone Reanalysis – Joint Industry Project report (PDF, 3.5M)
OObjective Tropical Cyclone Reanalysis database 1981-2016 (CSV, 8.5M)